air quality

Assess Your Air Quality With This Mashup of Sensors

Assess Your Air Quality With This Mashup of Sensors

I was checking the air quality at my California abode the other day, and the first website I went to said the Air Quality Index was a lovely 40 or so. That seemed strange, given how smoky it was outside — so I tried another site: 400+. That also seemed…

Use These Apps to See if Your Air Quality Index Sucks Outside

Use These Apps to See if Your Air Quality Index Sucks Outside

I’m writing this from lovely, sunny California — at least, I think it’s sunny, because smoke from the apocalypse wildfires around Silicon Valley has been billowing around the area for about a week or so. The quirky thing about this ecological disaster is that there are sometimes days of, “oh…

Get Out Of That Stuffy Room If You Want To Have An Effective Meeting

Get Out Of That Stuffy Room If You Want To Have An Effective Meeting

We humans breathe in oxygen—you probably knew this—and we breathe out carbon dioxide. In an enclosed space, it’s possible for carbon dioxide to build up in the air. Some research shows that meeting rooms and classrooms may be enclosed enough to reach mind-numbing carbon dioxide concentrations.